Review: Skinny Bitch Gets Hitched by Kim Barnouin

Source: Publisher/Simon & Schuster

I know this isn’t the type of book that I normally review, but last week was Dewey’s 24-Hour Readathon and I knew that I needed something lighter than my normal picks to get through it. Skinny Bitch Gets Hitched, the second novel by the author of the bestselling Skinny Bitch cookbook series, follows vegan chef Clementine as she works to open a new restaurant and marry the meat-eating millionaire, Zach. As with all chick lit books, there’s a love story, some tension, a cute third-party person, as well as a lot of laughs.

What’s different about this book is that it all takes place within food world, which is perfect for chick lit fans who are also foodies (in particular, vegans). Clementine is passionate, doesn’t take any crap (hence the name of her restaurant – the No Crap Café), and loves her restaurant more than just about anything. She also loves Zach, which is why his odd behavior following his proposal (not to mention his momster) causes her a lot of stress, and it’s this tension that drives the book.

Chick lit fans will eat this up (no pun intended), but foodies will enjoy it, too. You’ll race through it, laugh along the way, and drop your jaw at some of the things Clementine does and says. So when you pack up your things and head to the beach this summer, Skinny Bitch Gets Hitched is a good one to throw in your bag.

Released: May 16, 2014 • Pages: 320 • Publisher: Gallery Books

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Allison Hiltz
Allison is a voracious reader, Law & Order aficionado, serial napper, shark conservationist, and crazy coffee drinker. She is currently pursuing her graduate degree in Public Policy and lives in Denver, CO with her husband and two rescue dogs. She can be contacted at allison(at)thebookwheelblog(dot)com.
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  • Wendy @

    I’m also not into chicklits, but I might pick this up when doing a readathon haha. I love the foodish take on chicklit though. Must loooove food.

    • The Book Wheel

      Well this is definitely that :)

  • Andi

    This looks fun to have on the shelf when I need a slump buster.

    • The Book Wheel


  • Melinda @ The Book Musings

    I read the original book – Skinny Bitch. It was quite a read, in terms of grossing me out – atleast certain parts of the book. I wonder if I should pick this one up.

    • The Book Wheel

      This one is fiction, rather than non-fiction so it’s totally different. It’s worth a shot.

  • Words for Worms

    I love a little chick lit now and again. It’s a fun change of pace :).

    • The Book Wheel

      It is. Sometimes you just need to kick back and relax!